Dad with family Dr. Alami with patients Oak Park Girl brushing her teeth Dr. Pedram with patients Two of our patients Kids playing in our treehouse

Meet Our Dentists

Dr. Alami   |  Dr. Brennan   |   Dr. Barry   |   Dr. Gelman
Dr. Pedram   |   Dr. Bruno   |   Dr. Yu   |   Dr. Leyster   |  


Pediatric dentist Dr. Yazdan AlamiYazdan Alami, D.D.S.

Dr. Alami lives in Westlake Village with his wife and three children, and is very active in the community. He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and subsequently completed a three-year pediatric program at the University of California, San Francisco.

He is recognized as a Fellow by the College of Diplomates and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was appointed to the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Dentistry Residency/Post-Doctorate Program in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Alami belongs to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society and the Cayman Islands Medical Dental Society.

He has received many merit awards including: publications for the National Institute of Health and induction into the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He supports and participates in many charitable events in the surrounding communities.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Lisa BrennanLisa Brennan, D.D.S.

Dr. Brennan grew up in Moss Beach, just south of San Francisco and attended San Francisco State College. After graduation, Dr. Brennan went to the University of California, San Francisco Dental School, graduated in 1975 and served her pediatric dental residency at UCLA, finishing in 1977.  Dr. Brennan practiced pediatric dentistry in Thousand Oaks until 1983, when she opened Oak Park Dentistry for Children in Westlake Village.  Dr. Brennan is a member of the California Dental Association, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Santa Barbara-Ventura Dental Society. Dr. Brennan is on staff at Los Robles Medical Center Hospital and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Brennan is the past president of Conejo Valley Garden Club and serves as a docent at the Kids Adventure Garden in the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden. She enjoys her time off playing with grandson, Zachary.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Jennifer BarryJennifer Barry, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Barry grew up in Thousand Oaks and has spent most of her life in the Conejo Valley. She graduated from La Reina High School and attended Santa Clara University, where she majored in Biology. Dr. Barry received her D.D.S. from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and also completed her residency program in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda. Following her residency program, Dr. Barry served as an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Dentistry at Loma Linda while she was completing her Master’s degree in Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Barry is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Santa Barbara-Ventura County Dental Society. She is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Barry also serves on the Board of Directors of La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks. When Dr. Barry is not practicing dentistry, she is very involved in the school and sports activities of her two sons, Jake and Josh.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Faina GelmanFaina Gelman, D.D.S.

Dr. Gelman was born in the Ukraine and moved to Los Angeles, CA when she was 10 years old.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Michigan.  She then moved to UCLA where she received her dental degree and completed her pediatric dental residency.  Dr. Gelman has provided her services for the Give Kids a Smile foundation and the UCLA Venice Clinic.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Joey PedramJoey Pedram, D.D.S.

Dr. Pedram grew up in nearby Calabasas. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in psychobiology from UCLA and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the USC’s School of Dentistry. He then relocated to Boston where he completed Tuft’s School of Dental Medicine's specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the California Dental Association.

Aside from dentistry, Dr. Joey loves to play ball at the local YMCA as a coach of youth basketball. He is a proud world traveler whose most recent trips include Argentina, Brazil, Italy and Thailand. Recently, while abroad in Vietnam, Dr. Pedram volunteered at a pediatric dentistry clinic for indigent Vietnamese children. Dr. Joey is known for putting a smile on his patients’ faces with his playful sense of humor!


Pediatric dentist Dr. Matthew BrunoMatthew Bruno, D.D.S., M.S.

A native of Newbury Park, Dr. Bruno earned his doctorate of Dental Surgery from The University of California, Los Angeles. He continued on to the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Bruno’s conservative approach to orthodontics and quality of care has made him a well-respected member of the Conejo Valley community since 1999.

Dr. Bruno is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontics, and the Santa Barbara/Ventura County Dental Society. Dr. Bruno has two sons, ages 18 and 14, as well as cats, reptiles and amphibians to keep him busy when he is not in the office. He also enjoys fishing, hiking, working out and spending time with his friends and family. Oak Park Dentistry for Children is proud to welcome Dr. Matthew Bruno to our team.


Pediatric dentist Dr. Jane YuJane Yu D.D.S.

Dr. Jane Yu grew up in Southern California. She received her bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley. She attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where she received her dental degree. Dr. Yu received her training in pediatric dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry.

Dr. Yu has provided dental services for children on outreach trips to Haiti and Honduras and looks forward to going on more trips in the future.

Dr. Yu enjoys traveling with her husband. Their recent trips include Greece, Mt. Rushmore and Napa. She also enjoys playing the violin with the community orchestra.

She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, and California Dental Association. Dr. Yu is fluent in conversational Korean.


Pediatric dentist Dr. LeysterChristopher Leyster D.D.S.

Dr. Leyster is a Southern California native, and proudly calls the area home. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then returned to Los Angeles to complete his pediatric dental residency at the University of Southern California, and Miller Children’s and Women’s Hospital of Long Beach. While attending, he received extensive training at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Dr. Leyster is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He is recognized as a Fellow by the College of Diplomates, and as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served on faculty at the University of Southern California in the Division of Public Health and Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Leyster belongs to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, California Society of Pediatric Dentistry, California Dental Association, Pacific Northwest Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Leyster is an avid sports fan and cheers on the Dodgers, Lakers, and Kings. In addition to his love for sports, he enjoys playing the guitar, hiking, and spending quality time with his beautiful wife, baby boy, and two dogs. He looks forward to connecting with each patient and their family, and is committed to bringing out a smile in every office visit!


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